Thursday, October 2, 2014 Tishri 8, 5775
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Over the last two decades, the Jewish community has poured tremendous resources into attracting and engaging young people, looking to cement a new generation's ties to Judaism as early as possible. Yet as the baby-boomers continue to turn 60 and beyond, the generation that shaped the past 40 years of American culture shows few sign of slowing down, and many...
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In an economy like this, they're trying to stretch their dollars to the fullest
By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
When David Broida retired a decade ago from the Upper Merion Township recreation department after 32 years, he thought he had saved enough for retirement. But the Haverford resident, 64, is back at work, coaching tennis and squash, as well as substitute teaching at private schools on the Main Line as he looks for a steady, part-time job. "We're watching...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Effective March 1, the Glendale Uptown Home will become a nonkosher facility, leaving Philadelphia proper without a certified glatt-kosher nursing home. While the facility has not technically been a Jewish home since it was sold in 2006, a large number of its residents are Jewish, and it has long been associated with Philadelphia's Jewish community. Executive director Ed Harding recently...
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By:
Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Connie Felzer lined up her shot along the wooden floorboards, careful to aim the ball just right. She brought her arm back, then swung it forward, releasing the bowling ball ... strike! But wait, where's the noise and the smoke and the beer and the shoe rentals? This isn't real, physical bowling -- it's Wii bowling, and it happens every...
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By:
Michelle Mostovy-Eisenberg, JE Feature
At about 6:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at Martins Run, "Sewing Night" begins. After dinner, about a dozen residents, all women, start trickling into the art room to get to work. Some come via walkers, others in wheelchairs. They've been gathering in this way since September to craft cotton pillow-cases for children, teenagers and women with cancer. The idea for...
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